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CFP: OTM2004 Workshop on Ontologies, Semantics and E-learning on 28/10/2004 in Larnaca]

From: Peter Spyns <Peter.Spyns@vub.ac.be>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 18:20:11 +0200
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Cc: Erik Duval <Erik.Duval@cs.kuleuven.ac.be>

[with the traditional apologies for cross-postings]


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                        *CALL FOR PAPERS*


                        OTM 2004 Workshop on
             Ontologies, Semantics and E-Learning (WOSE)
                      28/10/2004 Larnaca, Cyprus
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BACKGROUND
Ontologies define precisely and formally the semantics of objects
and their inter-relationships for a specific application domain.
As ontologies enable semantic interoperability between information
systems, they are a central notion for the Semantic Web. The application
domain for this workshop is (e-)learning. Indeed, many kinds of
software and content components, platforms and legacy systems for
e-learning exist, commercial and freeware. The challenge is to make
this large variety of components interoperable, so that an open,
global infrastructure for learning can be tailored to the needs of
learners, trainers and teachers. Already, some learning technology
standards have XML and/or RDF bindings, which makes them suitable
for processing with semantic web technology.

This workshop, in Larnaca, Cyprus, will be held in conjunction with
the OTM conference during one day (28/10/2004) of the main conference.
The working language is English.


OBJECTIVES
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers (from
academia and industry) and practitioners and to discuss views on how
(future) learning systems will realizeinteroperability by means of
semantics embodied in ontologies, and how this interoperability will
benefit the end users. Regular papers as well as position papers may
be presented. A selection of position papers will constitute the
starting point for a panel discussion on ontology interoperability
for e-learning applications with a specific focus on novel opportunities.

The workshop will be organised in a way to highly stimulate interaction
amongst the participants. To this aim, an important part of each
regular time slot will be reserved for a discussion.


TOPICS
The main topic of the workshop will thus be a combination of learning
and ontologies or - stated in another way - interoperability of
learning applications through formal definitions of the semantics
involved.

Specific topics addressed by the workshop are:
+ Improving interoperability of e-learning systems by means of ontologies
+ Development and integration of learning ontologies (tools and methods)
+ (Collaborative) modeling methodologies for e-learning ontologies
+ Binding learning technology standards to semantic web languages and
   technologies,
+ Case studies showing improved learner experience thanks to semantic
   web technology,
+ Methods and tools to create annotated and re-usable learning objects.

In addition, papers addressing general purpose semantic web technology
are welcomed but should respect the overall topic of the workshop, i.e.
they should have a strong focus on learning.


SUBMISSIONS
Two kinds of submissions are possible: regular papers reporting on
original work (up to 10 pages) and position papers (up to 3 pages).
Submit your paper via email to wose04-info@starlab.vub.ac.be . Submissions
may be handed in in Postscript, PDF or MS Word format. Use the appropriate
LNCS style from the Springer site.


PROCEEDINGS
Accepted workshop contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag as
LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) as a part of the workshop
proceedings of the 2004 International On The Move Federated Conferences
(OTM).
Registering to the OTM conference and WOSE workshop is prerequisite for
the paper to be published.


IMPORTANT DATES
Deadline for expression of interest (abstract)	July 1st, 2004
Deadline for submission:			July 4th, 2004
Notification of acceptance:			August 4th, 2004
Camera-ready paper due:				August 20th, 2004
OTM'04: 
					October 25th-29th, 2004
WOSE: 
					October 28th


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Lora Aroyo, University of Technology, The Netherlands
Erik Duval, Hypermedia and Databases Group, KU Leuven, Belgium
Robert Farrell, IBM Inc., USA
Peter Greene, MedBiquitous, USA
Wayne Hodgins, Autodesk Inc., Petaluma CA, USA
Paul LeFrere, Microsoft Inc., Redmond, USA
Ambj?rn Naeve, Knowledge Management Research Group, KTH Sweden
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center, Hannover,Germany
Tyde Richards, IBM Inc., USA
Peter Spyns, STAR Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Frans Van Assche, European Schoolnet, Brussel, Belgium
Martin Wolpers, L3S Research Center, Hannover,Germany


CONTACT
The web site URL: http://www.starlab.vub.ac.be/events/OTM04WOSE .
The submission email address: wose04-info@starlab.vub.ac.be .


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
Erik Duval (Erik.Duval@cs.kuleuven.ac.be)
Department of Computer Science,
Hypermedia and Databases Group,
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Peter Spyns (Peter.Spyns@vub.ac.be)
Department of Computer Science,
Systems Technology and Applications Research Laboratory,
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
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